Saturday, July 2, 2011

Free Teleconference - The Arab Spring: Documenting Human Rights Abuses

Please join us Thursday, July 7, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT for a free teleconference, "The Arab Spring: Documenting Human Rights Abuses," proudly presented by the ABA Section of International Law International Human Rights Committee in cooperation with Human Rights Watch. The Arab Spring is an explosion of human rights expression but, at the same time, it has led to brutal crack-downs against human rights activists, journalists, and civilians by regimes with a vested interest in the status quo. This free teleconference will provide a first-hand look at what is happening on the ground. The speakers, Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, Middle East and North Africa Division; Nadim Houry, Senior Research and Beirut Director, Human Rights Watch, Middle East and North Africa Division; and Peter Rosenblum, Professor, Columbia Law School, are on the cutting edge of collecting facts in human rights crises in the Middle East. They will discuss methods for documenting human rights abuses; perils of gathering facts during regime change; multi-country review of Human Rights Watch’s coverage; relevant international laws; challenges and opportunities; and Human Rights Watch’s strategy and advocacy.

Dial-in Details:
U.S. and Canada Dial-in #: 877-464-2827 International Dial-in: 706-643-9966 Passcode #: 80956720

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